Slightly Misplaced Comic Book Heroes Case Files #61: Bug

His name is Bug. That is possibly the best name anyone could think of.
His name is Bug. That is possibly the best name anyone could think of.

Once upon a time, Marvel Comics got the comic book rights to, of all things, 2001:  A Space Odyssey.  Anyone who’s seen that movie knows it’s, well, an odd choice for any sort of adaptation for younger readers, but it still happened.  It was also an ongoing series.  Where do you take a story like that once you’ve recounted the story from the movie?  This wasn’t Star Wars with the promise of ongoing adventures for the characters.  Part of the answer for writer/artist Jack Kirby was to create a new character that would cross over to the main Marvel Universe, namely Machine Man.

That was not the only time a licensed character got into the main universe.  That also happened with Bug.

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90s Cartoons…All Grown Up

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90’s cartoons were always a bit more mature than earlier generations. Where Scoobie-Doo hinted at drug use, later cartoons hit you over the head with the idea.  Well it’s about to get a whole lot worse!

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Spectacular Geek Rings From Larson Jewelers

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Let us introduce you Larson Jewelers, one of the coolest geek shops we’ve had the pleasure of working with. Larson Jewelers offers one of the largest selections of geeky rings in the industry.  You like Star Wars? They got it. You want Lord Of the Rings (no pun intended), they’ve got that too. Need to rollout with the Autobots? No problem.

Not only does the store offer a wide variety of geekiness to choose from, they also provide custom design and engraving services.  And the best part is that their tungsten bands come with a Lifetime Warranty that covers size exchanges and accidental damage. Too good to be true? We say nay! Check out some of our favorite rings, and hear more about our experience after the break:

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Tom Recommends: Danger Mouse

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There’s a lot of pop and geek culture stuff out there I’d really like to recommend, but sometimes the hardest part of trying to make a weekly recommendation is just picking one thing.  This week, I really had a hard time narrowing things down.

But, even though I did sort of recommend it once before, I’ve been rewatching Danger Mouse on Netflix recently, and it has held up very well, so the World’s Greatest Secret Agent gets the nod again.

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Masters Of The Universe? Seriously? Why Not Make It A Go-Bots Team-Up While You’re At It?

Near as I can make out, the ONLY Masters of the Universe themed picture in the Gabbing Geek media library.
Near as I can make out, the ONLY Masters of the Universe themed picture in the Gabbing Geek media library, and that’s assuming this guy is Ram Man and not the Juggernaut.

Did you know Sony just hired writer Christopher Yost, who penned a Thor movie or two to do some work on a Masters of the Universe script?

Do you think a Masters of the Universe movie is even remotely a good idea?  Because I sure don’t.

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Awesome Cosplay Of The Day: Soundwave & Rumble

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I simply love this Dad & Daughter duo of Transformers Soundwave & Rumble by Same Gras. Adorable!

Even More Gabbing Geek Deep Thoughts

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Also known as “Watson Didn’t Want to Write an Article today and Just Dumped a Bunch of Pictures Off His Phone”.  Click on for a mild chuckle. Continue reading Even More Gabbing Geek Deep Thoughts

The Reason Jenny Does Our Cosplay Articles Instead of Watson

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When Jenny does her wonderful cosplay feature every day, we get amazing images like the one above.  What would get if Watson took over the column?  Click to find out…

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Awesome Cosplay Of The Day #SDCC Edition

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San Diego Comic Con is is full swing – and that means COSPLAY! Hundreds and Hundreds of awesome cosplay. There is so much cosplay in fact, that we truly cannot cover it all – but that being said, Business Insider had a wonderful library to share, and we picked out a few of our favorite. Check them all out after the break:

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Stained Glass Superheroes Will Light Up Any Room

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I really enjoy it when I come across original geek art that defies all reality and beauty. And in this case, these stained glass prints are just that. Beautiful… original… and made of paper. PAPER!? Yes – paper. So not only are these stunning, but they are affordable. Check out some of our favorites after the break, and if you want to see the whole shop selection, go see Etsy shop owner FayProductions.

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